Georgia Man Arrested on Drug Charges
Date of News Release: 8/23/2017
Elizabethtown, Ky. (August 21, 2017) - Kentucky State Police arrested a Georgia man for possession of drugs while operating a commercial motor vehicle at the Hardin County Weigh Facility today around 2:44 p.m.
Officer Pruitt stopped a 2013 International semi being operated by 37 year-old Justin Haskins of Douglas, GA for a random commercial safety inspection at the Hardin County Weigh Facility on Interstate 65. During the inspection Haskins was acting very strange was nervous while speaking with Officer Pruitt. Pruitt was able to search the vehicle to find the driver was attempting to conceal multiple types of drugs. Pruitt located Crystal Methamphetamine and marijuana in the truck, along with drug paraphernalia. The driver was found to be operating under the influence of both drugs at the time of the stop. Haskins was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center and charged with the following:
- Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree Methamphetamine
- Possession of Marijuana
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Drugs
- Operating a Commercial Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Drugs
- No Log Book
The case is ongoing and is being investigated by Officer Nick Pruitt.
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